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EPA Superfund Web Site The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Superfund program, which locates, investig...
NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program News News from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.
Recent Press Releases View this section of our download catalog to quickly access recent press releases.
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Strandley-Manning Site Tour A Superfund site on south Puget Sound in Washington State, contaminated with PCBs and dioxins, has t... (11 images)
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Photos of OR&R in action during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (17 images)
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Our role is stewardship; our product is science.

NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) protects coastal and marine resources, mitigates threats, reduces harm, and restores ecological function. The Office provides comprehensive solutions to environmental hazards caused by oil, chemicals, and marine debris. Learn more… For information on OR&R's activities as part of the Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program, see the DARRP Web site.

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OR&R provides scientific support for oil and chemical spill response and damage assessments in coastal waters.

OR&R provides scientific support for oil and chemical spill response and damage assessments in coastal waters.

NOAA's Emergency Response Program
Responding to Oil Spills
Responding to Chemical Spills
Planning for Environmental Emergencies
Assessing Environmental Harm
Recent and Historical Incidents
OR&R addresses and evaluates coastal contamination.

OR&R addresses and evaluates coastal contamination.

Assessing Risk to Ecological Resources
Marine Debris
Protecting Coastal Resources
Integrating Remediation and Restoration
ERMA, Watershed Database, and Mapping Projects
Abandoned Vessels
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Working with communities, OR&R addresses critical local and regional coastal challenges.

Working with communities, OR&R addresses critical local and regional coastal challenges.

Inspiring Students and Teachers
Helping Revitalize Communities
Supporting Local and Regional Decision-Making
OR&R restores and monitors coastal and estuarine habitat.

OR&R restores and monitors coastal and estuarine habitat.

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Featured Software & Data Sets
icon for chemical reactivity worksheet. Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW)
CRW is a free program you can use to find out about the reactivity of substances and mixtures of substances.
Small image of a chemical responder in protective gear. CAMEO Software Suite Programs
List of CAMEO software suite programs that are designed to help people prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
Sketch of several chemical vials. CAMEO Chemicals
Database of hazardous chemical datasheets that emergency responders and planners can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards. Available in online and downloadable versions.
A small section of an ESI map. Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Maps
ESI maps help oil spill responders and planners to identify vulnerable coastal locations, establish protection priorities, and identify cleanup strategies.
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Featured Publications
A NOAA seafood tester examines seafood as part of a sensory test. Seafood Safety after an Oil Spill
Publications that describe how to monitor seafood for exposure and contamination after an oil spill.
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Featured Web Portals
ERMA Web Portal
Web-based GIS tool designed to assist emergency responders and planners who deal with incidents that may adversely impact the environment.
Smithsonian Ocean Portal
The Smithsonian Ocean Portal is a Web site bursting with dynamic, multimedia content designed to engage young adults, ocean enthusiasts and middle school teachers and their students.
Logo for the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC). Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC)
The Coastal Response Research Center is focused on developing new approaches to spill response and restoration in marine and estuarine environments through research and synthesis of information.
Screenshot of the Incident News home page. IncidentNews
News, photos, and other information about current and historical spill incidents.
Sketch of several chemical vials. CAMEO Chemicals Web Portal
Use the online version of CAMEO Chemicals to search for hazardous chemical datasheets, get response recommendations, and find out how chemicals would react if they mixed.
NOAA Restoration Portal Web Site
Provides centralized access to information about NOAA restoration resources, including restoration techniques and NOAA restoration references, through a single point-of-entry.
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Of Special Note
ERMA Web Portal Web-based GIS tool designed to assist emergency responders and planners who deal with incidents that may adversely impact the environment.
IncidentNews News, photos, and other information about current and historical spill incidents.
Smithsonian Ocean Portal The Smithsonian Ocean Portal is a Web site bursting with dynamic, multimedia content designed to engage young adults, ocean enthusiasts and middle school teachers and their students.
CAMEO Chemicals Database of hazardous chemical datasheets that emergency responders and planners can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards. Available in online and downloadable versions.
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